ChemClear is in the process of confirming 82 Local Government Council sites to retrieve waste from as part of its “milk run’ collection across the state of NSW. Over 53 tonne of obsolete agvet chemical has been registered from over 200 waste holders in this year’s collection round up.
Lisa Nixon, National Program Manager said
“We have had a huge response to this year’s calls for registrations. Under the ChemClear initiative farmers and other agvet chemical users must pre-register with the program to ensure their products are eligible for collection. This year we have had funding support from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to support Farmers disposing of their unknown, out of date and de-registered chemicals. All the farmers that have registered for the program are overwhelmed and thankful with the funding support with some stating that Christmas has come early. They are just so grateful to be safely and environmentally disposing of their unwanted chemical.
The cleanup of old, unknown and out of date chemicals from farms not only benefits the owners of the farm, but, their children, employees and the greater community.”
Collections are scheduled to commence in the far north of NSW during the last week of October with the retrieval truck winding its way through the state from Moree in the north to Wentworth in the south. Watch this space for final reporting on this collection.
If agvet chemical users have missed this collection, there is always the next. Register at www.chemclear.com.au or by phoning 1800 008 182